‘īngore

‘īngore, v.i. Frail, thin and weak, languid, without energy or determination, half-hearted.

Nō te ‘īngore i taua tamaitī ra, nō reira i kore ei e ‘akatika‘ia kia tu‘epōro.
The boy is so frail, that’s why he isn’t allowed to play rugby;

Kua ‘īngore te tupu o taua rākau ra nō te marumaru.
The sapling has grown thin and weak because it is in the shade;

‘E tangata ‘īngore tika ai koe i te rave i tā‘au ‘anga‘anga.
You don’t get stuck in to your work;

Nō te ‘īngore ia kōrua i te rave i tā kōrua ‘anga‘anga, nō reira i kore ei e oti.
You are so half-hearted about tackling jobs, that’s why they don’t get finished.
[‘ī-7, *ngore.]

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